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Brazil's Bolsonaro won't take Covid vaccine. Don't be a Bolsonaro, get it today

Oct 14, 2021 07:53 IST | By Editorji News Desk

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has confirmed he will not get vaccinated against Covid-19, having previously said he would be the "last Brazilian" to do so.

The far-right leader has generated controversy over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and for initially downplaying the seriousness of the virus, despite catching it himself.

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"I've decided not to get vaccinated. I'm looking at new studies, I already have the highest immunization, why would I get vaccinated?" the 66-year-old said in a radio interview on Tuesday night.

A coronavirus sceptic, Bolsonaro previously claimed the Pfizer vaccine could turn people into crocodiles due to secondary effects.

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Since contracting Covid-19 in July 2020, Bolsonaro has repeatedly claimed that tests have shown he has a large number of antibodies to fight the virus and thus does not need to be vaccinated.

Experts claim that vaccines remain our best shot at defeating Covid and returning to a normal life. So, don't be a Bolsonaro, get vaccinated.

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